• The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery

    9/10

    Shoutout to @josiahgermer for the request.

    The first Western ever made. It may seem dull now, but this was all the action and adventure you could get in 1903. If you enjoy modern day filmmaking, then you must appreciate its predecessors. Great Train Robbery is most known for the iconic shot where Justus D. Barnes shoots a couple of rounds at the camera. Joe Pesci recreated this scene at the end of Goodfellas.

  • Wonderwall

    Wonderwall

    7/10

    Shoutout to @sak17 for the request.

    Yes, this is the movie that Oasis named their biggest hit after. I'm not sure if the Gallagher brothers actually watched the film, but the lyrics to Wonderwall sorta fit. Anyways, this is a trippy film where a lonely old professor puts holes in his wall, so he can snoop on Jane Birkin. When it comes to surreal trippy films, Wonderwall is far from the beast, but it is a decent watch in…

  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    9/10

    Shoutout to @bmc1998 for the request.

    A goofy yet romantic love letter to Japanese cuisine. Tampopo is a film that will make you hungry. I binged like a fatass for lunch because of it. The main narrative has two truckers and a few other folks try to teach a widowed chef how to make better ramen. Alongside the main story, we got these short vignettes that revolve around food. My favorite one was the spaghetti slurping scene.

    Not all…

  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon

    9/10

    Shoutout to @josiahgermer for the request.

    After seeing it referenced in Hugo and the music video for Smashing Pumpkin's Tonight Tonight, I finally get to watch the real thing. A Trip to the Moon is filmmaking at its most primitive. Super short, thin premise, and a bunch of long takes. This film is so old that it doesn't use any subtitles. Thankfully, this film relies heavily on the special effects of Georges Melies, which were quite impressive for the…

  • Thumbtanic

    Thumbtanic

    3/10

    Shoutout to @dragonsblood23 for the request.

    Not the first time I've seen someone try to butcher James Cameron's Titanic, but hopefully, it's the last. I don't want to watch another talking thumb movie, since they don't do anything for me.

  • Bat Thumb

    Bat Thumb

    5/10

    Shoutout to @dragonsblood23 for the request.

    Not really that funny, but its sure better than that comedy graveyard known as Thumb Wars. Bat Thumb isn't sure if it wants to spoof the 1989 Batman movie or the 60's TV show, so it ends up doing both. Also, what is up with the thumbs-with-faces motif? Like why?

    Since this is a Steve Oedekerk production, there a couple of Jimmy Neutron voice actors that show up here, like Rob Paulsen (Carl Wheezer) and Mark DeCarlo (Hugh Neutron).

  • M

    M

    9/10

    Shoutout to @dantheman2150ad for the request.

    It may seem boring now, but it was revolutionary back in its day. Every modern-day crime thriller has M (1931) in its DNA. With this film and Metropolis alone, Fritz Lang has birthed thousands of cinematic tropes: the mad scientist, the hard-boiled detective, the leitmotif, etc. A bug-eyed Peter Lorre shouts his ass off excellently near the end. You can defiantly hear the inspiration for Ren in his voice. Not as suspenseful as I hoped it would be, but still pretty good.

  • Big Drive

    Big Drive

    7/10

    Shoutout to @malcmanishere for the request.

    First off, the best part was the animation itself. It was fluid as fuck. An excellent blend of 2D and 3D animation. Even though it is set in the 70's, I think almost all of us can relate to having a long family car ride, and dealing with your sibling in the back. Me and my sister annoyed the fuck out of my parents during these big drives. It's neat that this is also a semi-autobiographical retelling of Anita Lebeau's own childhood.

  • H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    5/10

    Shoutout to @dantheman2150ad for the request.

    Sure, Spielberg's War of the Worlds may have Tom Cruise and a million-dollar budget, but does it have a Jake Busey cameo? I don't think so. Anyways, this was mediocre. Basically just a generic alien invasion movie. Considering that this is an Asylum film, you know that the effects are going to be terrible. However, I got to appreciate how C. Thomas Howell acted his ass off for a movie few people are…

  • Bonzo Goes to College

    Bonzo Goes to College

    7/10

    Shoutout to @dragonsblood23 for the request.

    Very rarely does a sequel outshine its predecessor. Bonzo Goes to College is so stupid you can't help but love it. It's loose and borderline nonexistent plot structure makes this film jam packed with wacky ape shenanigans. You'll find yourself chuckling a lot while watching it. You also gotta appreciate the character progression that Bonzo goes through in his two-movie series. In Bedtime For Bonzo, Bonzo was a mischievous chimpanzee learning how to…

  • Assault on the Pay Train

    Assault on the Pay Train

    8/10

    Shoutout to @potionsocks for the request.

    Six men from the favelas rob a train for money, expecting it to turn their lives around, but sadly, it only leads to more misfortune. Murder, racism, snitching, and detectives on their tail await them. It's a uniquely suspenseful tragedy that hails from Brazil. Also, out of all the movies I've reviewed, Assault on the Pay Train has one of the coolest posters.

    For the flaws, it feels like every character that is not Tio or Grillo are either one-note or underdeveloped.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    10/10

    Shoutout to @potionsocks for the request.

    As someone who is Autistic and neurotic, this is my "this is literally me" movie. Punch-Drunk Love is a typical Adam Sandler comedy that's disguised as something that film nerds on Letterboxd will enjoy. Lots of laughs are to be expected, as well as an intentionally awkward romance. Sandman gives a great performance, so does the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. PTA's unique vision and cinematography gives this film a big boost. Jon Brion has a wonderfully kooky score. All in all, it's a near perfect film.